Aug 31, 2012 | 7:50Day 6 Day 6 - Sept 1 - Should I Read This? - Book Review Audio
Day 6 Day 6 - Sept 1 - Should I Read This? - Book Review Aug 31, 2012 | 7:50She's been compared to Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens. The incomplete manuscript of her first novel earned her a paycheck of a quarter of a million pounds -- while she was still in university. She is Zadie Smith. And her highly-anticipated novel, NW, is set to hit stores next week. When a book carries that kind of buzz, it's time for a little feature we like to call Should I Read It? Day 6 contributor Becky Toyne, editor and books columnist, is here to help you decide.
Aug 3, 2012 | 4:41Day 6 Day 6 - Cheating at the Ancient Olympics Audio
Day 6 Day 6 - Cheating at the Ancient Olympics Aug 3, 2012 | 4:41They may not have had badminton in Ancient Greece, but there's plenty of evidence for bad behaviour. As far back as people have pushed to be the strongest, the longest, or the fastest, there've been people trying to pull fast ones over the competition.
David Potter is an author and professor of classics at the University of Michigan.
We reached Professor Potter in Norfolk, Connecticut. Welcome, David.
Jul 14, 2012 | 2:23Day 6 Hemingway and Company, Multiple Endings for Famous Books: Comment Audio
Day 6 Hemingway and Company, Multiple Endings for Famous Books: Comment Jul 14, 2012 | 2:23A new edition of Hemingway's Farewell to Arms will be published that includes 39 different alternative endings the author wrote for his novel. In a 1958 interview, Hemingway said that he had trouble "getting the words right." He's not the only writer to labour over the endings of their stories, though. Aidan Flax-Clark takes a look at several other alternative endings for works by literary giants from Shakespeare to Dickens.
Jul 16, 2012 | 52:27The Next Chapter July 16, 2012 (November 2011 Encore) Audio
The Next Chapter July 16, 2012 (November 2011 Encore) Jul 16, 2012 | 52:27Jo Saul recommends a CanCon alternative to "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett - PK Rangachari on using mystery novels to teach medical students about toxicology - Antanas Sileika on "Underground" - Guy Gavriel Kay on his day job with the CBC Radio show "The Scales of Justice" - David Chilton, author of "The Wealthy Barber Returns", answers the Proust Questionnaire
Jun 22, 2012 | 8:36Spark Rethinking Parking Lots Audio
Spark Rethinking Parking Lots Jun 22, 2012 | 8:36Eran Ben-Joseph is the author of the book "ReThinking a Lot", all about the humble parking lot. In it, he argues that with creative planning, surface parking lots can be places for environmental rehabilitation, entertainment and art.